Spend the holiday season with friends and family exploring all that San Diego has to offer! San Diego County residents can enjoy the Old Town Trolley tour for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass.
Crafts, altars and more at Bazaar del Mundo’s Día de los Muertos celebration.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Challenge Walk MS (3-Day Event)
Tyson Park (Oceanside) to San Diego Hilton Del Mar
The event is a 50-mile, 3-day walk from Carlsbad to San Diego. Participants will experience a personal journey of physical stamina and adventure while benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. San Diego is home to more than 120 breweries and has gained an international reputation for brewing award-winning beers. With the popularity of craft beer on the rise, San Diego is poised to be the capital of craft beer tourism in the United States.
San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Enjoy samples from more than 50 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for local charities.
5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K
Ruffin Road – Aero Drive – Ruffin Road – Mission Village Road – Friars Road – Old SeaWorld Drive – Quivera Way – Ingraham Street – Vacation Lane – Ski Beach. San Diego’s newest 1/2 marathon is a point to point that starts at the brand-new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and finishes at the Vacation Isle in the heart of Mission Bay. The 5K is a loop course that starts and finishes in Mission Bay.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Climb aboard an old-fashioned hay ride, pan for gold, check out a Wild West Show, saddle up on pony rides and enjoy two stages of live entertainment. Your kiddos will go plum crazy as you take a step back in time at the 15th annual Fall Back Festival, a Children’s Historical Street Faire.
Race for the Cure
Balboa Park, 6th Avenue at Palm St.
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
La Jolla Presbyterian Church Fall Harvest Festival
615 Prospect Street
La Jolla Presbyterian Church is hosting a Fall Harvest Festival for the whole community. There will be jumpy houses, face painting, animal rides, a petting zoo, and food trucks.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade
Harbor Dr. & Grape St.
“A Tribute to The Guardians of Freedom” – Recognizing Our Veterans of Every Era and Our Serving Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen. Join in delivering a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years of 1941 to 1945! We invite all San Diego regions to participate in this tradition, and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
JDRF One Walk San Diego
Balboa Park, 6th Ave. & Laurel St.
JDRF One Walk® has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We hope you’ll join us this year as we walk and raise money for life-changing research for the millions affected by this devastating disease.
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Ride the Point
Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road
The bike rides are designed for recreational riders, family riders, challenged athletes, and experienced athletes. There’s a 10-mile Family Ride, 25-mile Enthusiast Ride, and a 62-mile Metric Century Ride. Proceeds go towards research and services for pancreatic cancer.
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SOSL's Walk in Remembrance with Hope
Balboa Drive and El Prado
By participating in SOSL’s Walk in Remembrance with Hope, your tax-deductible donation will support and strengthen Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) programs. SOSL provides suicide survivor support services, suicide awareness presentations and suicide prevention trainings in San Diego County.
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Diego Fall Classic
Mission Bay off of Crown Point Park
The Fall Classic is a rowing regatta featuring high school, collegiate, and master’s rowers from across the country.
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veteran’s Day 5K
The ONLY Run with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a California Beach Party! Run along the “Silver Strand,” from Coronado to Imperial Beach! Coronado Island is located just across the bridge from downtown San Diego.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Wine and food enthusiasts will gather for this event, the region’s largest wine and culinary extravaganza held at several venues throughout downtown San Diego. Features cooking classes, wine tastings, celebrity chefs, approximately 70 of San Diego’s top restaurants and other food events.
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Annual Doggie Street Festival
NTC Park at Liberty Station
Join the 10th Annual Doggie Street Festival San Diego. This not-to-be missed dog, cat & parrot adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of our companion animals presents fantastic pet products, services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids’ area, auction prizes and much more! Together we can do good!
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hillcrest Car Show
Normal Street between Harvey Milk Street and University Avenue
Come and see classic cars displayed, talk to the owners, and get information on how to join the LGBT Classic Car Club.
Mother Goose Parade
The largest parade in San Diego County is also the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Each year, the Mother Goose Parade attracts thousands of spectators to the streets of El Cajon. More than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries come from around the United States to share in the excitement that is the Mother Goose Parade. The parade entries include spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course, Santa Claus.
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K
Balboa Park: Cabrillo Bridge near the arch at the Museum of Man
San Diego’s original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day run. Join over 10,000 participants and spectators for one of the most family-oriented holiday traditions!Event offers a Post-Race Festival featuring: Live Music, Beer Garden, Costume Contest and Award Ceremonies. Most importantly, this event provides a great atmosphere for your family to participate in the beauty of giving back to others. Father Joe’s Thanksgiving 5k is also one of the only dog-friendly 5k events in San Diego. The entire family can participate in this event!
5:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for the Hungry
Broadway Circle – Broadway – 5th Ave. – Market St. – 15th St. – Island Ave. – 13th St. – K St. – Park Blvd. – Tony Gwynn Dr. – 7th Ave. – Market St. -. State St. – Broadway. Today is Thanksgiving Day. Before you pile up on a feast of food, consider a way to burn off calories before putting them on. This 10K & 5K run/walk is the perfect solution. Your participation will help the San Diego Food Bank to provide nourishing meals for underprivileged persons.